WHY BECOME A DOWNTOWN BUSINESS?

The Downtown BIA offers a great amount of support to our member businesses in a variety of ways including promotion in both direct and indirect ways.

We create various promotions and marketing materials that lead people to your business. From print ads, our website, directors, ad campaigns to blog posts, videos, social media and more, the Downtown BIA keeps the community informed of the great businesses downtown.

The BIA actively supports events that take place in Downtown Brantford. Businesses have the opportunity to be included in events, maximizing their exposure. Whether you choose to sponsor gifts or prizes, or participate directly in an event, you will have many opportunities to get your name out to the community. The events benefit all businesses downtown, regardless of participation. Brining traffic and culture to the downtown core allows more people to consider shopping, dining and entertainment in Downtown Brantford.

With an interest in downtown revitalization and beautification, the BIA is always working to create spaces that people can enjoy and congregate in. Through improvement of public spaces with the help of streetscaping, decorating, and repurposing older buildings, Downtown Brantford has become a desirable place to visit!

BECOME A DOWNTOWN BUSINESS

There really is no better time than now to move downtown! Residential and commercial interest is rapidly growing in Downtown Brantford. There are many great spaces to call home or set up shop. Below, you will find links to all the listings and information regarding downtown space availability. The right space is waiting for you!

Advantage Brantford: http://www.advantagebrantford.ca/

OPENING A NEW DOWNTOWN BUSINESS

With resident and student populations on the rise, there has never been a better time to locate your business in Downtown Brantford. There are a number of community organizations and grant opportunities available to help you start a thriving business downtown.

If you need further information, please call or email Annette Wawzonek.
Phone: 519-753-6644
Email: annette@downtownbrantford.ca

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Enterprise Brant

10-330 West Street
Brantford,ON N3R 7V5
(516) 762-4636

Enterprise Brant provides financial and consulting services to local businesses with a goal of creating jobs in Brantford and the County of Brant.

Our services include:

  • Loans for Businesses.
  • Business Plan Creator.
  • Community Development.
  • Business Seminar Series.

 

Enterprise Brant administers a loan portfolio to assist new or existing businesses with start-up, expansion or stabilization plans. Repayable, flexible financing of up to $250,000 is available. To apply you will need a business plan. We can help! We have approved over 15 million in loans to 593 businesses in Brantford and Brant County

Visit the Enterprise Brant website for more information.

Chamber of Commerce

77 Charlotte Street
Brantford, ON N3T 2W8􀀀
(519) 753-2617

As Canada's largest and most influential business association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the primary and vital connection between business and the federal government. It continually demonstrates impact on public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada.

Experience the power of a network of over 300 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 175,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions.

Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre is part of a network of offices through the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade that serve Ontario's small business community. We are here to help your business succeed, whether you are just getting started or looking to expand your current operations.

We provide information, resources and professional consultations on all aspects of your business needs.

If you need an opinion on your... business concept; help with your business/marketing or financing plan; market research; registering your business; or government programs and regulations... contact the Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre.

1 Market Street, Suite 201 Brantford, Ontario
N3T 6C8
Phone: (519) 756-4269
Fax: (519) 756-6449
Email: BRC@BRANTFORD.CA
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Grants for Businesses

Helpful Links:

CITY OF BRANTFORD GRANT PROGRAMS

FAÇADE GRANT PROGRAM DETAILS AND APPLICATION

Demographics in Downtown Brantford

Downtown Brantford has seen a lot of change in recent years, and the demographics of the region are constantly changing. We are currently seeing a lot of young adults moving into the area due to university expansion. Here is some information gathered from a local real estate source. For more information, please visit the website links below.

91% Rent
9% Own

Detached 71
Duplex 48
Semi-Detached 20
Low Rise 0

Average Home Price is $266k
Average Home Age is 46 Years

Non-Family Homes 820
One-Family Homes 351
Multi-Family 0

Single Person 762
Two 273
Three 89
Four - Five 41
Six Plus 7

$34k Avg Income
42 Years Age
283 White Collar
600 Blue Collar

79.3% Employed
15.8% Unemployed
4.9% Self-Employed

Certificate, diploma, degree 2,106
No Certificate 1,252
High School 861
College 629
Apprenticeship 246

Single 48%
Other 36%
Married 15%

0-19 16%
20-29 20%
30-49 27%
50+ 37%

For more information:
Brantford | Invest in Brantford
Advantage Brantford